“Ferguson is deliberately violating both the laws and its own policies to prevent any information from being produced and made public that could be used to hold Officer Wilson to account for his actions.”

visualtraining:

i think it is important to have narratives and artworks that are dear to you that you feel that you can relate to. it is really kind of lonely not seeing yourself anywhere, in popular media, in avant-garde work, in anything really. i have collected the very, very few examples i have seen of female characters and portrayal of female inner experience that i can relate to and kept them close to me in my mind and revisit them a lot

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workingamerica:

MYTH: “If you raise the minimum wage, things will become more expensive!”

FACT: Things are already getting more expensive, but fewer people can pay for them. (Chart via SEIU and George Miller)

ACTION: Tell Speaker Boehner to hold a vote to #RaisetheWage
—> http://bit.ly/1pz7V5r http://ift.tt/1BWbCqI

(via realbodyrevolution)

raresenses:

tytnetwork:

The model featured in one of Burger King’s infamously suggestive ads for the BK Super Seven Incher has said the company used her image without her permission. In a statement, the woman said that she was publicly humiliated and calls for people to boycott. 

I can’t believe someone okayed this awfulness. What were they thinking??!

(via stop-and-smell-the-patriarchy)

themomerath:

Can we talk about how on point this tweet is

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onlyblackgirl:

elionking:

"My grandmother loved you at first when she met you…

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Summary of white logic.

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fragit:

quimbycub:

willow-wanderings:

nedahoyin:

queenqueerqutie:

Martin Bauendahl

Real life vs Societal expectations

Wow..

Yeah, news flash people, boobs generally only look “perky” while in a bra. A few are super lucky and have naturally perky boobs, most don’t. And this is because, SURPRISE, boobs are intended to feed babies and it’s hard for a baby being cradled in mum’s arm to reach a nipple that’s on the other side of the boob from where its mouth is.

Think of a soda fountain machine. The spouts are all pointing down, right? So you can put soda in a cup being held under the spout? If the spout was sticking straight out, it would be really hard to get a soda out of it.

Babies need to be able to reach a nipple easily so they can eat. Ergo, nipples are usually lower and angled more downward on a naturally hanging boob, both so it’s easier for a baby to reach and so gravity can do its part in pulling milk toward the nipple.
So there you go, outright ANATOMICAL proof that boobs are not there for the benefit of men.

Thank you for that. I never realized. Thanks.

Christ this is so nice to see. I’m always feeling self conscious because of how far south my tits go but seeing this makes me feel so much less of a freak… Merci OP

(via stop-and-smell-the-patriarchy)

srushtinator:

this is okay

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definitely this

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but THIS

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WHITE PEOPLE, DO YOU UNDERSTAND THIS?

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gang0fwolves:

I love my skin!

Im gonna cry :’)..

(via primadonna-grrrl)

yeah-youtubers:

This sign is in my doctors office above the scale and I really love it. It actually made me feel a lot better after reading it

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locsgirl:

marauders4evr:

Wow, so I cannot draw.

That’s alright though. I’m more of a writer. And I have a story to tell.

I have always been disabled. However, up until eight years ago, I could still walk, run, skip, jump, etc. In November 2006, I had a surgery that left me almost paralyzed. I could walk short distances but had to spend the rest of my time in a wheelchair. I was scared and confused. I didn’t know what to do. One day, I turned on the small television in my hospital room and realized that there was an Avatar marathon on. Now, you must understand. I’ve watched Avatar since I was in the fourth grade – when the very first episode came out! So I sat back and eagerly watched the marathon, whispering the dialogue and humming along to the music. When The Northern Air Temple came on, I sat in stunned silence. I had forgotten all about Teo! Here was an epic, well-written, character who just so happened to be disabled! Even better, he was a character who didn’t let his disability define him! By the time I reached The Blind Bandit, I was grinning from ear-to-ear as I watched Toph take down the group of wrestlers.

Toph and Teo are two of the best characters with disabilities that I’ve ever seen. Both are shown to have their limitations. Nevertheless, they’re both mentally, emotionally, and physically strong! And most importantly, they overcome their limitations! Teo can still fly around with the rest of his friends and is able to protect his home when the time comes. Toph is still able to travel around with the Avatar and has proven herself to be an excellent fighter and the greatest earthbender in the world!

To me, it was as if these fictional characters were saying, “You can do this! Don’t listen to anyone who says otherwise. What do they know!?”

And eight years later, it seem that the tables have turned.

A large part of the Avatar fandom seems to be taking the news that Korra’s in a wheelchair very badly. I’ve seen so many depressing and nasty comments. Many people are wondering how the Avatar can still fight and keep balance while being in a wheelchair.

And every time I see someone comment about how Korra “can’t do this” I just smile and think, “Yes, she can.”

This is wonderful. <3

(via liberationator)

Q

Anonymous asked:

Having had the experience you did in Ethiopia, what would you say to Americans (or other folks in Western countries, I don't know if this is an America-specific problem) who are anti-vaccine?

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fishingboatproceeds:

Vaccines have saved literally billions of human lives.

livingwvwild:

Oh but wait, you’re supposed to work that job, AND be bettering yourself by going to school, raising kids, whatever your situation is (according to the right).

(via redshift-13)